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Online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Facilities Management and Critical Infrastructure

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Earn an online bachelor's degree in facilities management and critical infrastructure, take the lead in managing facilities, cybersecurity, and unmanned systems use.

With a degree in facilities management and critical infrastructure, you'll bring a unique skill set to the built environment. You'll understand the requirements of what it takes to manage a variety of facilities by using multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. At the same time, your enhanced IT skills in cybersecurity will enable you to understand the nation's critical infrastructure and how protecting both physical buildings/industrial plants/transportation and their computer networks that remotely operate these facilities are crucial to our society and the way we live.  Finally, you’ll complete an unmanned systems course and can add a minor in unmanned systems that will lead to being able to obtain your FAA Part 107 license to operate commercial uses of drones weighing less than 55 pounds.

Facilities Management is a trillion dollar industry and is huge both in the United States and internationally and leads to many career opportunities.  There are many types of facilities such as small office complexes, high rises, stadiums, airports, to name just a few which directly overlap with the Department of Homeland Security’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors.  These include the management and  protection of facilities such as water and wastewater treatment facilities, power plants, oil refineries, manufacturing facilities, chemical facilities, transportation sector, nuclear industry, dams, commercial facilities, communications structures, defense bases, and hospitals.  The International Facility Management Association provides a great summary of the industry on their webpage, click here.

Why Capitol?

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Our location puts you in the heart of the action.

The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find internships and high-paying jobs.

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Our classes are taught by working professionals.

The construction management field is undergoing rapid change in light of emerging technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Whatever type of resource you need - a way to improve your math skills, a place to exercise, help with a job search or a disability - we have facilities and personnel ready to help.

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Key Faculty

Gary Burke

Gary Burke

Program Director of the Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure Program

Gary Burke has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS in Building Science from Auburn University.  He has extensive experience in business operations and management, commercial and residential construction, real estate and land development, residential and commercial property.  Professor Burke has a passion for education and has mentored hundreds of students in the construction management field.  

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Dr. Ron Martin

Dr. Ron Martin

Professor of Practice: Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, and Access and Identity Management

Through his consultancy, Dr. Ron Martin maintains professional relationships with a diverse mix of businesses. He served as a board of directors for-profit and non-profit organizations. Dr. Martin retired from the United States (U. S.) Army in 1999 and the U. S. Government in 2011. In between his tours of Federal Service, he served five years as a civilian police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his Federal Service, he served with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services as the program director for the development and implementation of the department’s Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) Program.

Dr. Bradford L. Sims

Dr. Bradford L. Sims

President

Dr. Sims has always been involved with technology starting with receiving a Commodore 64 for his birthday and teaching himself basic programming to do more with the Commodore 64.  He went on to obtain a BS in Building Construction Management from Purdue University and worked coast to coast in the United States and briefly in Europe in the project management area of industrial construction and by default of his experience with technology being involved with the computer systems as well at each company.  Later, he went back to Higher Education to obtain an MS in Building Construction from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Purdue University that lead him to his first position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.  As he moved to different universities, he advanced in the administrative positions becoming a Department Head, Dean, Chief Academic Officer, and President.  Now at Capitol Technology University, he is bringing together his background in construction and technology along with Capitol Tech’s strong cybersecurity to build the first degree programs in Critical Infrastructure design to help protect the nation.  This is an area of special interest to Dr. Sims as he sees the needs of those protecting are critical infrastructure from cyber attacks to also understand how these facilities operate to better defend against such attacks.

Career Opportunities

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Market Demand Facilities Management and Critical Infrastructure

  • The average salary for facilities management is $65,000

Typical Positions in Facilities Management:

  • With the Facilities Management Focus:
    • Director, Facilities Management
    • Building Services Officer
    • Facilities Manager
    • Planning and Administration Manger
    • Building Automation Operations Specialist
    • Building Engineer
    • Operations Manager
    • Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management
    • Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Security
    • Director of Sustainable Maintenance
    • Director of Integrated Facilities Management
  • With the IT and Cybersecurity Focus:
    • BIM/CAD Manager
    • Network Administrator
    • Programmer/Analyst
    • IT Director
    • MIS Director
    • Information Security Manager
  • With the UAS (Unmanned Autonomous Systems) Focus:
    • Pilot
    • Construction Inspector
    • Field Technology Manager

Degree Details


The online bachelor of science in facilities management and critical infrastructure is a total of 121 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, and English and social science courses.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in Fall 2020 and continuing through Summer 2021:

  • There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
  • Standard rate $450 per credit, plus fees
  • Partnership rate $350 per credit, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $746 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

For 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.

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